Is This Saturday Still an Exciting Football Day?
FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2011, file photo, Texas fans, left, and Oklahoma fans, right, fill the Cotton Bowl for the NCAA college football game between Oklahoma and Texas in Dallas. No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 9 Texas are playing in a rare Red River rivalry rematch in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday. It is the first time in 115 years that the border state rivals will play twice in the same season. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes, File)

Texas-OU…A&M-Alabama.

Months ago Saturday October 8th was a clear your calendar Saturday for two great games – and mix in a UTSA-Western Kentucky matchup.

The hype and enthusiasm for these two games is just not there. I can’t remember less hype around the Red River whatever we call it now…even as a Longhorn fan.

Quarterback questions for both teams. Disappointing losses for both teams. Neither team is ranked. I finally feel like they are worthy of the 11am kickoff.

And for Jimbo and the Aggies…maybe Jimbo can rally the troops and put together a plan that justifies his contract. Remember all the reasons why Aggie fans were over the moon excited about his hiring – we need that Jimbo Fisher (of course that requires a quarterback and Jimbo has failed in that)…then again, he did beat Alabama last year with Zach Calzada.

While the anticipated excitement has not been there all week, I am guessing it will be there on Saturday morning. Looks at watch…OU still sucks.

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